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Arabic (Colloquial Levantine) Beginners Course

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Overview

duration:
3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

Entry requirements

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

The course is aimed at complete beginners and is designed to enable learners to communicate in spoken Levantine Arabic within a limited range of everyday situations using the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course introduces the students to the Arabic writing system and enables them to read and write basic words and sentences. Emphasis is placed on the learner’s ability to speak and listen.

Method

The course is taught in English and Arabic and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Arabic grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Arabic in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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Syllabus

Arabic (Levantine) Beginners 1 Course Content and Synopsis

Arabic (Levantine) Beginners 2 Course Content and Synopsis

Arabic (Levantine) Beginners 3 Course Content and Synopsis

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Materials

Materials

Our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk

Fees and funding

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How To Apply

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